Ds2 has grown 5 sunflowers from seed, four of which are not doing particularly well, but one was thriving. Noticed this morning that the thriving one was bent over about 6 inches from the top. On further investigation some %$£"**& slug or snail has chomped through the stem and it is nearly severed. So...if I chop it off will it recover and still flower? Or can I kind of bandage it by binding the stem and if so what with? Ds2 was very upset when I said it might die.
Doh, sorry, didn't see the 'six inches from the top' bit - that should have sort of hinted that it was beyond the chopstick stage!
It might well still survive, it sounds like a well established plant. Make sure you put some sort of slug barrier around it to prevent future damage. Also keep it away from walls - slugs have a nasty habit of using walls as a way round the barriers and attack from the top.